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McLeansboro Man Seriously Injured Following Friday Accident on I-57 South of Salem

State police investigated an accident Friday night that involved a McLeansboro motorist.  According to reports, the accident occurred on I-57 northbound at milepost 112.5 near the Nations Road overpass south of Salem.  Police said 41-year-old John Heil of McLeansboro, IL was driving a vehicle and failed to slow down, hitting the rear of a car driven by 57-year-old Debra Kaczur of Centralia, IL.  Both vehicles spun out following the impact, with Heil’s car hitting a guardrail and overturning.  He was extricated from the wreckage and transported by helicopter with what were described as life-threatening injuries.  Kaczur was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.  The accident was reported around 6 p.m. Friday.

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